Fans shouldn’t put too much into mini-camp evaluations for the Browns.
Fans everywhere are getting revved up for the 2021 Cleveland Browns season. It’s going to be one of heightened expectations, especially after the success of the 2020 campaign. They’ve added big-name free agents on the defensive side of the ball in Jadeveon Clowney, Troy Hill, and John Johnson while drafting several key pieces as well to help fortify the defense. They also added lesser names in Anthony Walker, Takk McKinely, and Malik Jackson. Making sure the defense has as little excuse as possible to not be better than they were in 2020.
They also made sure to keep their offense intact, opting to not make any major changes (so far) on the offensive side of the ball. They even went out and got a few new pieces to add to the team as well in the offseason, including speedster receiver Anthony Schwartz.
Getting too excited or too upset over mini-camp is silly.
Mini-camp’s aren’t exactly a sure sign that the Browns are going to be good. Too many articles have come out talking about how Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett look “legit” together. How could they know that? Mini-camp isn’t exactly a place where everyone is putting in their best effort in drills.
More so, there are a few articles that exist talking about mini-camp “proves” that “so-and-so” isn’t going to be a success in Cleveland. There’s no way to know that, most of the new players have been on the team for three months. Some are just 21-years-old.
Remember, pads don’t hit back.
Mini-camps prove nothing, other than the fact that fans will rush to judgment to validate their opinions way too quickly. Here’s what we know; the Browns are getting healthier, with no major injuries being reported at camp.
That’s all we know, and that’s all we need to know. Everyone’s healthy. Sweet.
Now let’s wait until preseason games start before we start talking about how everyone is looking.